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February 21, 2024  •  

Georgia Special Election Scheduled

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A special election will be held on April 9 to fill the vacancy in House District 139 due to the death of Rep. Richard Smith in January. A runoff is scheduled for May 7, if necessary.

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Georgia is replacing its lobbyist e-filing system for 2024. Clients and lobbyists will have to register, but only once in the new system. Lobbyists will be able to reregister every year based on this initial registration and clients will only […]

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A special election has been scheduled on February 13 for state Senate District 30. The vacancy is due to the resignation of Sen. Mike Dugan, who is running for Congress. A runoff, if needed, will be held on March 12.

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Gov. Brian Kemp called for a special legislative session to begin November 29 due to the recent striking down of Georgia’s legislative and congressional voting maps by a federal judge. The judge stated the maps violated the Voting Rights Act […]

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Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill changing the name of the Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission back to the State Ethics Commission. The much longer commission name was the product of a major ethics overhaul in 2010. In addition […]

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The Georgia Campaign Finance Commission has voted to approve the increase to the campaign contribution limits. The limit for statewide offices increased from $800 to $8,400 for each primary and general election and from $400 to $4,800 for each runoff. […]

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January 25, 2023  •  

Georgia Governor Sets Special Election

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Rep. Mike Glanton resigned this past week after serving 14 years in the state House. Glanton was a Democrat who represented House District 75, which consists of Clayton County. Gov. Brian Kemp set the special election for March 21. A […]

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November 9, 2022  •  

Georgia Governor Kemp Reelected

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has won his bid for reelection. Kemp defeated his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams. Kemp won by a wide margin, winning 53.4% of the vote while Abrams won 45.8%.

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October 17, 2022  •  

State Representative Wayne Howard Died

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Georgia State Rep. Henry “Wayne” Howard died on October 13. Howard represented the 124th District, which covers portions of Augusta-Richmond County. He was running unopposed in next month’s midterm election after also running unopposed in the Democratic primary. A special election […]

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February 14, 2022  •  

Georgia Special Election Scheduled

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a special election for Georgia House District 45 will be held on April 5 with a runoff to be held on May 3, if needed. The seat was vacated when Rep. Matt Dollar resigned […]

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February 2, 2022  •  

Representative Resigns from Georgia House

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Rep. Matt Dollar announced his resignation from the Georgia House of Representatives. The resignation comes after he accepted a position as deputy commissioner of economic development for the Technical College System of Georgia. Dollar previously announced he would not seek […]

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December 2, 2021  •  

Georgia Special Session Adjourns

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The Georgia General Assembly adjourned the special session on November 22. The special session was dedicated to the redrawing of state and federal districts, which passed mainly on party lines. The newly approved maps were sent to Gov. Brian Kemp […]

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Former Savannah, Georgia Mayor Edna Jackson wins the special election for State House District 165. Jackson’s victory was by a significant margin avoiding the need for a runoff election. Jackson will succeed longtime friend, the late Rep. Mickey Stephens, in […]

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October 1, 2021  •  

Contribution Limits Increased

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The Georgia Campaign Finance Commission has voted to approve the biennial increase to contribution limits. The limit for statewide offices increased $600 up to $7,600 for each primary and general election and $400 up to $4,500 for each runoff. The […]

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